Ubuntu 12.10 - Migrating Early
Good riddance to bad rubbish - 12.04 Precise Pangolin has been nothing short of a disaster on my Dell laptop. Buggy, unstable; you would think an LTS (Long Term Support Release) would be more stable not less. But no. Over the lifecycle, it has gained new and different bugs, odd behaviours and the frustration factor has grown worse, not abated. 12.04 works okay -ish on the old hardware of the Compaq laptop (although some of the bugs have begun to appear on that lately). 12.04 works mostly fine on the Mini-10 Netbook (occassionally Nautilus falls over). It just doesn't work on the Dell. Last evening Firefox and Truecrypt, previously unshakeable in the same version I am running now, randomly stopped. Mid-write. I am sure Nautilus isn't helping - that's randomly but frequently crashed since Day One (along with GIMP, colord, Compiz and a string of other programs since, including Samba's smbd).